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secretary of defense, chuck hagel came under heavy fire during his hearings before the senate armed services committee. they held his feet to the fire and they asked him tough questions about his past controversial comments including anti-semitic positions. watch this. >> he said the jewish lobby, a lot of people i'm a united states senator. this pressure makes us do dumb things at times. you said the jewish lobby should not have been used and some other term. name one person in your opinion who is intimidated by the israel lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first. >> name one. >> i don't know. >> why would you say it? >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> do you agree that is a provocative statement that i can't think of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate and congress in which you said. >> in a speech on the floor of the senate you referred to israel's military campaign against the terrorist group member's as a, quote, sickening slaughter. i would suggest the characterizations -- do you think it is rig
to become the nation's defense secretary. the vietnam vet will testify before the senate armed services committee in just about 30 minutes. he won't have an easy time of it. critics painted hagel as anti-israel, homophobic and way too weak on iran. there have been even anti-hagel ads paid for by anonymous donors. >> while president obama says all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear iran, hagel says military action is not a viable, feasible, responsible option. >> chris lawrence is at the pentagon and chris hagel was also accused of wanting to gut the defense department so what kind of day do you think is on tap for him? >> carol, it's likely to be a pretty rough one. with avenue got word from insiders haguele is going to testify that the militant group hezbollah is a terrorist organization and that military options are on the table for iran. it's not earth-shattering, except when you compare it to what he's already said. chuck hagel's past is about to come roaring back at him. >> good morning, guys, how are you. >> reporter: how he's voted, what he said. >> he has insisted
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or lower defense spending but the fact is numbers are what they are. the economy is contracting. layoffs are at far too high a level. if you dig into today's report, in december the holiday period our spending in america went up only .2%. a deteriorating economy, bill. bill: that is paltry. the gdp number, help me understand because they explain the drop-off with cuts to defense spending, right? if that is the case, is it only federal spending that is keeping us going in any direction? >> hold on a second. there is always an excuse. over the past four years whenever the economy has turned sour there has been an excuse. the japanese tsunami. the egyptian arab spring, the europeans, trouble in japan, the republicans, the downgrade, hurricane sandy. drop-off in defense spending. there is always an excuse. the fact is, we have never achieved a robust expansion since the end of the recession. now this latest go round yesterday when the economy showed to be contracting it was blamed on lower defense spending. it was blamed on the hurricane sandy. but the fact is, we have not motivated, not inv
desperately. jon: yes we did. i'm jon scott. whether chuck hagel will be confirmed as defense secretary the republican taking questions from his former colleagues on the senate armed services committee. many in his own party criticizing him ever sips his nomination was announced saying is not sufficiently pro-israel and he needs to be. he is criticized for his quotes on the jewish lobby and gay rights. no matter what he said in the past his world view has stayed the same. >> my overall world view has never changed. that america has and must maintain the strongest military in the world. that we must lead in the international community, to confront threats and challenges together. and take advantage of opportunities together. that we must use all our tools of american power to protect our citizens and our interests. jon: let's talk about the hearings with chris wallace, the ainge core of -- anchor of "fox news sunday" who joins us now. we heard substantial opposition to the hagel nomination primarily from the republican side. is there really a possibility he would not be concerned? >> yea
, self-defense. despite that fact congress banned and sale of hundreds of semiautomatic firearms and magazines. independent studies including one from the clinton justice department proved that it had no impact on lowering crime. when it comes to background checks, let's be honest. background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. there are a lot of things that can be done and we ask you to join with us. the nra is made up of millions of americans who support what works. the immediate protection for all, not just some of our schoolchildren is what's needed and swift, certain punishment of criminals who misuse guns and fixing our mental health system. we love our families. we love our country. we believe in freedom. we're the millions from all walks of life that take responsibility for our safety and protection as a god given fundamental american right. thank you. mr. chairman? >> thank you. now, chief johnson, let me begin with you, sir, if i could. from my experience many criminals are able to get guns illegally because they use straw purchas
the president's pick for secretary of defense, who just happens to be a republican. retired colonel lawrence wilkerson breaks down today's bizarre proceedings. >>> plus, jonathan alter on the new democratic plan to take back the house using citizens united. >>> another big-time republican reveals his disgust for moochers on social security and medicare. richard wolffe, howard fineman, and david corn break down the gop's ongoing problem with half of america. >>> and in center left america, it is no longer okay to be a homophobic professional athlete. >> to let all lgbt teens know that it gets better. >> we'll tell you about the inspiring backlash to a 49ers' anti-gay slur. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. you know, if you had lunch with somebody every tuesday for 12 years, do you think you'd feel like you have kind of got to know them a little bit? chuck hagel must have felt blindsided today by old senate friends. because today republican senators looked like they were competing for an oscar. they tried to see which one could act the most outraged at president
shooting, self-defense. despite this congress banned the manufacture and sale of hundreds of semi-automatic firearms and magazines from 94 to 2004. independent studies, including one from the clinton justice department proved it had no impact on lowering crime. when it comes to background checks, let's be honest, background checks will never be universal because criminals will never submit to them. there are a lot of things that can be done and we ask you to join with us. the nra ha is made up of millions of americans who support what works. the immediate protection for all not just would of our school children is what is needed and swift punishment of criminals who misuse gun and fixing our mental health system. we love our families, we love our country, we believe in freedom, and we are the millions from all walks of life who take responsibility for our safety and protection as a god-given fundamental american right. thank you. >> thank you, now chief johnson let me begin with you, sir if i could. it's been my experience that many criminals are able to get guns illegally, becaus
. >>> chuck hagel got the nod today to be the next secretary of defense. stanley mcchrystal and michael hayden both say hagel is a fine choice. hagel earned two purple hearts in the vietnam war, his confirmation hearing is set to begin thursday. >>> japan has launched two surveillance satellites to help keep an eye on north korea. defense officials are threatening to carry out a nuclear test and more long range rocket launches. the u.s. security council expanded sanctions against north korea this week and condemned the country for last month's launch. >>> 233 people killed in a nightclub fire in southeast brazil. some burned to death, some were trampled, some overcome by smoke. it happened when the jam packed nightclub suddenly caught fire aeb many of these victims didn't stand a chance. on the scene right now, rescuers are still picking through the burned rubble, cnn's shasta darlington. >> reporter: smoke filled the air when the first firefighters entered the nightclub. where shirtless men were already trying to rescue some of the injured. emergency vehicles arrived not realizing the extent
, on women in combat, big issue for you, i know, from your work on the defense appropriation bill, and also the gay community? >> well, i had some serious questions for chuck hagel when we sat down last week, but he answered them satisfactorily. i think senator cochran from mississippi came out and supported him, he's had a recent letter with a very strong bipartisan list of former defense secretaries, including colin powell and gates and a bipartisan group of secretaries of state and defense. i think all of that speaks to his favor, and, as i said, i was pleased to hear his responses on some of the questions i asked him about how he was going to implement things like the shaheen amendment that makes sure that women in the military who are victims of rape or incest can get access to reproductive health services, to abortion if they choose to do that. and he gave me very positive responses, even though he pointed out he's anti-choice. he said his policy would be to implement the laws that have been passed by this congress and to support the administration's policies, so i was pleased to hear
. they're not supposed to do that. the defense is asking the judge to declare a mistrial in the case against former police officer daniel harmon wright. 4th was convicted yesterday. david culver has our report. >> reporter: they were found inside that jury room yesterday after they reached a guilty vertebra. now today judge seussen whitlock wanted answers from that jury. an emergency meeting called on what was supposed to be sentencing day. the judge wanting to hear from each juror individually. she wanted to know what they read during deliberations and how it may have influenced their verdict. they usually walk in together. is today the judge his specific orders, they had to call 15 more deputies in to help out. inside the courtroom, they were questioned one by one by both attorneys and the judge. he wants a new trial. special prosecutor says that if anything, harmon-wright benefited from the circumstance. he's back in jail tonight respect his sentencing for the death of patricia cook is now on hold. one of the jurors admitted she asked the bailiff if it was okay if she brought in t
of the united states and africa is by strengthening the defense capabilities of african nations so that they are able to provide for their own security and, importantly, increasingly contribute to regional security and stability as well. now, like every other u.s. military organization we have to always be prepared to conduct military operations at the direction of our president and the secretary of defense. the operations in libya in 2011 are an example of that. when so directed by our president, then we have to take on those kinds of actions. but mostly we think our effort is best when we are working to increase the capabilities of our african partners. our activities in africa are guided by two overarching but simple principles. the first is simply that a safe, stable, secure africa is in the best interests not only of the african cups, but of our country as well. and the second principle is one that was articulated first by president obama when he visited ghana in 2009 and where our president stated that in the long runs the africans who are best able and best capable of addres
mentioned earlier, defense nominee chuck hagel will have his confirmation hearing by the senate armed services committee at 9:30 this morning. c-span will be going to that live, so it will be a shortened washington journal. that begins at 9:30 a.m. eastern time live on c-span and on c- span.org. for the next hour, we want to turn our attention to the u.s. auto industry. the annual car show has left detroit and it is now at the washington convention center. our colleague pedro echevarria is at the convention center. host: you will find a mix of automakers' foreign and domestic. we are in the toyota section this morning. talking to us about issues concerning toyota is tom stri cker. his vice-president for technical and regulatory affairs and deals with energy and environmental research. how do you explain your job? it is a fantastic place to be. i'm at the intersection of public policy and advanced technology for environment and safety. if it is a fantastic deal to be in now. it is the wave of the future. advanced vehicles, and advanced technologies. we work with the government on regul
chuck hagel from becoming the next secretary of defense. who is behind these groups and what's really motivating them? good morning from washington. it's tuesday, january 29th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. pac show for you, i promise. my first reads of the morning, nearly two years ago, president obama gave a speech in el paso calling for immigration reform, stronger board security and a path to citizenship. >> el paso, the question is whether those in congress who previously walked away in the name of enforcement are now ready to come back to the table and finish the work that we've started. >> well, now that a bipartisan group of senators have come back to the table, the president today will praise the principles this group of eight laid out calling for the country to get behind in senate plan. as white house senior advisor dan pfeiffer just tweeted, today, potus will applaud the bipartisan senate agreement consistent with his long-held view and lay out his vision for immigration reform. "the washington post" is the reporting the white house has develop the its
bank blamed bad weather and cuts in defense spending. it did not announce any new action to stimulate the economy. wall street reacted by giving up some of its recent gains. the dow jones industrial average lost 44 points to close at 13,910. the nasdaq fell 11 points to close at 3,142. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: whither the economy? that's been the question for quite a while now. today, there was a surprising and perhaps confusing new twist. the commerce department reported that gross domestic product actually shrank in the last quarter of 2012. the drop was small, one tenth of a percent. but it was still the first time economic output had fallen in three and a half years. government spending dropped, most dramatically in the defense sector. the report, though, also contained some positive developments: consumer spending and business investment were both up. and yesterday, the so-called case-shiller index found that housing prices grew in 20 major cities by an average of 5.5% over the previous year. it was the biggest gain in six years. we
. even for some like patrick leahy -- >> americans have the right to self-defense, to have guns in their homes to protect their families. no one can take away those rights or their guns. >> as the hearing was going on, senators learned of a shooting in giffords' home state of arizona, one dead twoond wounded in phoenix. and illinois senator dick durbin told the story of another victim. this 15-year-old hadiya pendleton who performed at the inauguration. >> a gunman shot her dead in just a matter of days after the happiest day of her life. she's gone. >> one thing this hearing revealed is that there are some areas of bipartisan agreement on this issue, particularly around the idea of expanding background checks to apply to gun sales made at gun shows and between private sellers and private buyers. the chairman of the committee, patrick leahy of vermont says he wants to work up legislation that he can introduce to the committee within a month. norah and charlie? >> nancy, thanks. >>> a win storm in the south killed two and caused heavy damage. overnight it knocked out power to ten
republicans have a blind eye to the waste in the defense department and the mismanagement and the duplication and the swinging revolving door from retired military officers to the very companies that end up getting the contracts that pay their salaries to get another contract to keep going on things that necessarily are not priorities. let me just take an example here for a moment, if i can, -- actually, this is the best one. here's all the programs on green buildings. anybody think that makes sense? that's why we had to have a chart this big, because it's absolutely asinine what we're doing. the duplication of what we're doing through multiple different departments in terms of incentivizing green buildings. just think about if you just had five or ten people in the administration of each one of these programs what you would save if you ended up just having five or six programs. what would the -- and what would the benefit be that would innure through the years in terms of the compounded savings for our kids and young people in this country? so when you look, here's green
-old arizona woman win over jurors. her defense begins presenting its case today. arias is accused of murdering travis alexander. you see a photo of them there, a victim of multiple brutalities, his throat was slashed. he was shot in the face. he was stabbed 29 times. police say arias told multiple lies during their investigation. after telling them she hadn't seen alexander for more than a month before he died, she then said a man and woman killed him and threatened her. so that would put her there. listen. >> were they going after travis? for what reason? you tell me this, but you give me no reason. >> didn't discuss much, just argued. >> about what? >> about whether or not to kill me. >> for what reason? >> because i'm a witness. >> a witness of what? >> him, of travis. >> travis' murder? >> yeah, but i didn't really witness it. didn't see much. >> i want to bring in defense attorney joey jackson. with different versions here, really different stories coming from the defendant, at this point what's the basis of her defense? >> all right, well, she's going to do this, poppy. what she's going
for secretary of defense. he strongly supports allowing women into combat positions. it could open the door to women now being eligible for the draft. something you didn't hear a lot about last week. meaning your daughter, niece, sister might soon be required to register with the government at age 18 and may one day be called against her will to serve this country in a war. ceo of concerned veterans for america and also with us now is colonel martha mcsally a retired pilot and first to fly in combat since the lifting of prohibition against combat in 91. kernel l colonel let me start with you. we had the sound break saying yes that is a possible consequence of opening up these roles. a lot of women not in the arped servi armed services and women in the armed services to have equal rights that you want. when you phrase it in another way that means all of the little girls sitting a the home right now with their moms are going to be potentially eligible for the draft if we have to reinstitute one because of you, because you wanted to be in the military you wanted certain roles but maybe our dau
for some democrats like judiciary committee chairman patrick leahy. >> americans have the right to self-defense to have guns in their homes to protect their families. no one can take away those rights or their guns. >> reporter: as the hearing was going on senators learned of a shooting in giffords' home state of arizona. one dead two wounded in phoenix, and illinois senator dick durbin told the story of another victim. 16-year-old hidayah who marched in the inauguration parade last week. >> just a couple of days after the happiest day of her life she's gone. >> reporter: one thing this hearing revealed is there are some areas of bipartisan agreement particularly around the idea of expanding background checks to apply to sales made at gun shows. vice president biden will be here on the hill in a couple of hours meeting with senate democrats and guns will probably be at the top of the agenda. charlie, norah, back to you. >> nancy cordes, thanks. >>> the pacific northwest is waking up to rain and snow but in the south, a massive storm has killed two people and the system is
with the prices. what to you use your guns for? target practice? >> target practice, self-defense, hunting. ten years ago i could buy 1,000 rounds for $100 and now it's nearly 50 cents a round. 1,000 rounds would go up $600. >> reporter: the crowd does not only include avid gun buyers but people who have never been to a gun show. >> a lot of first-time gun buyers. they just want to defend themselves. they're not interested in stockpiling guns or ammo. they want one gun and one box of ammo to defend themselves. >> reporter: there were a litny of other items to take home, very much like a county fair. the licensed vendors we saw were conducting background checks as required by federal law and also private sales taking place between individuals which do not require a background check and that was a concern for some of the vendors with a federal firearms license. >> if you go to a license ffl, you have to do a background check where you sit down, we get your i.d. and we call you in. if you're a felon or crazy, you don't get a gun. but in the state of georgia if an individual sells you a gun, no one
. it was the first decline since 2009. it put the white house on the defensive after months of touting steady job growth. >> there's more work to do, and our economy is facing a major headwind which goes to your point, and that's republicans in congress. talk about letting the sequester kick in, as though that were an acceptable thing belies where republicans were on this issue not that long ago, and it makes clear, again, that this is political brinksmanship of the kind that results in one primary victim, and that's american taxpayers, the american middle class. >> okay. what do you think is going on there, joe? >> i think what's going on is that we have spent more money as a government over the past four years than we have in the history of the republic. added $6 trillion in debt. and we have just been on a keynesian spending spree, and the economy's contracting. the idea is, the federal government put some money in, and that's going to create larger job growth across america. it just hasn't happened. so the question is how long do we make this bet? >> robert reich writes about consumer confide
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